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#6885397 - 09/12/17 04:08 PM New to the Forum
FayetteCo Offline
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Registered: 09/10/17
Posts: 7
Loc: La Grange, TX
Hey all.

I have been lurking for some time and decided to join because this is a great forum full of information and will certainly feed a rediscovered addiction.

My lovely wife (42 years) and I retired in 2014. Last December we closed on 80+ acres in NE Edwards County. It is on a ranch parceled into hunting properties. Low fenced, low cedar (based on some places I looked at), and easy access by 2 wheel drive.

We have our electricity, septic, well, and double wide set up. 3 feeders and blinds up and have been feeding since January.

Since I work as a consultant off and on the year has been busy. We set up game cameras last visit and sat in a blind one morning. As the sun came up there was a sounder in the feeder. 6 does eventually came buy to eat and one young six point.

I have seen a few big bucks on the place. Neighbors tell me that there are axis, fallow, occasional black buck, and aoudad.

When I return in mid-October we will spend a few weeks there preparing for deer season. I have some more improvements to do to make it a more functional hunting property like a carport to clean animals under, fire ring, and others. I'm certain I will find good ideas here.

I have not had a steaming gut pile on the ground since archery season 1994. Work took me around the lower 48, Canada, and Mexico.

I bought the place so we can have fresh pork, and so our two sons and their families, my grandchildren can experience what the great Texas outdoors has to offer. Both our sons and daughters-in-law are teachers or coaches so have all summer to hunt but have problems getting away during gun season.

#6885404 - 09/12/17 04:12 PM Re: New to the Forum [Re: FayetteCo]
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Registered: 09/16/09
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Welcome!! Very nice! It sounds like you have a great place!! I hunted in Junction for many years. Good luck this year!
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#6885406 - 09/12/17 04:16 PM Re: New to the Forum [Re: FayetteCo]
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Registered: 01/31/17
Posts: 69
Loc: Dallas, TX
My pack is usually heavier when I leave. I really need to stop collecting rocks.

#6885411 - 09/12/17 04:19 PM Re: New to the Forum [Re: FayetteCo]
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Registered: 08/03/16
Posts: 520
Loc: The Heart of Texas
Welcome! Sounds like a great set up!
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#6885435 - 09/12/17 04:39 PM Re: New to the Forum [Re: FayetteCo]
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#6885484 - 09/12/17 05:30 PM Re: New to the Forum [Re: FayetteCo]
PMK Offline
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Registered: 09/10/12
Posts: 6031
Loc: Central TX (Gtown/Austin)
welcome sounds like you have a nice little slice of heaven to get set up!
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#6885497 - 09/12/17 05:43 PM Re: New to the Forum [Re: FayetteCo]
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Congrats on your retirement.
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#6885498 - 09/12/17 05:44 PM Re: New to the Forum [Re: FayetteCo]
colt45 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 6881
Loc: bastrop county
welcome, is there a water source for the deer?
hold on Newt, we got a runaway

#6885543 - 09/12/17 06:28 PM Re: New to the Forum [Re: colt45]
FayetteCo Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 09/10/17
Posts: 7
Loc: La Grange, TX
Originally Posted By: colt45
welcome, is there a water source for the deer?

Working on it.

The owners lease the properties for grazing so there are cows on it. Keeps our Ag exemption. I'm going to run a water line from my well to a small tank and fence in the tank so the cows don't take the water as an invitation to make my property their main hangout.

Thanks for all the welcomes!

Edited by FayetteCo (09/12/17 06:28 PM)

#6885581 - 09/12/17 07:10 PM Re: New to the Forum [Re: FayetteCo]
Wilhunt Offline
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Registered: 07/26/13
Posts: 3140
Loc: New Braunfels, San Saba county
Welcome to the forum! Seems you have a good thing going there and good country to hunt in.

#6885615 - 09/12/17 07:51 PM Re: New to the Forum [Re: FayetteCo]
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#6885623 - 09/12/17 07:56 PM Re: New to the Forum [Re: FayetteCo]
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welcome Sounds like a beautiful place, enjoy your semi retirement

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#6885647 - 09/12/17 08:12 PM Re: New to the Forum [Re: FayetteCo]
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#6885866 - 09/12/17 11:13 PM Re: New to the Forum [Re: FayetteCo]
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welcome Fayetteville! Sounds like youre off to a great start up

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#6885944 - 09/13/17 06:52 AM Re: New to the Forum [Re: FayetteCo]
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